Bent Talker (Infundibulicybe geotropa) photo and description

Bent Talker (Infundibulicybe geotropa)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Tricholomataceae (Tricholomaceae or Ordinary)
  • Genus: Infundibulicybe
  • Species: Infundibulicybe geotropa


  • Red talker

  • Clithocybe bent

  • Clitocybe geotropa

Bent talker


The cap is 8-12 (20) cm in diameter, initially convex, tuberous, then depressed, funnel-shaped, often with a tubercle in the center and a thin curled edge, reddish, yellow-brown, fading to fawn, almost white, sometimes with rusty spots.

The plates are frequent, thin, descending, white, later - cream, yellowish.

Spore powder is white.

The leg is 5-10 (15) cm long and 1-3 cm in diameter, cylindrical, widened towards the base, dense, rigid, fibrous, white-pubescent at the bottom, made, one-color with a cap or lighter, brownish at the base.

The pulp is thick, dense, at the base of the leg - loose, white, later brownish, with a pungent odor.


It grows from the first decade of July to the end of October (mass fruiting from mid-August to the end of September) grows in deciduous and mixed forests on rich (humus, chernozem) soils, or with a thick perennial leaf litter, in bright places, on the edges, in bushes, in moss, singly and in groups, rings, not uncommon


Edible mushroom, used fresh (boiled for about 20 minutes) and pickled, you need to collect some caps at a young age, the legs are hard and not edible.